Past Issues of the Putnam Town Crier

PSA’s Cedano –
support from
every direction
KC Cedano started and finished last Friday’s PSA girls’ Prep basketball game at Tilton the same way – providing a big lift for her teammates. But she did it from very different places.
She got a steal and layup on the first possession of the game, then came down and drilled a 3-pointer on the next one, getting PSA off to a quick start it needed.
She scored 10 more points over the course of the game, giving her 15 total, but she found herself on the bench for the final three or four minutes as coach Devin Hill liked the feel of the five who were on the floor. No matter for Cedano, who was the loudest cheerleader on the sideline as the Mustangs avoided a three-game losing streak by outplaying Tilton in a 69-62 win.
“It bothered me a tiny bit at first, if I’m being honest, but that’s just the competitive side of me,” said Cedano, one of the Mustangs best players and finishers. “But I trust my teammates and I knew they could finish it. At that point, my job was to keep the energy up on the sideline and make sure everybody was cheering and being supportive.
“As you get older, not only do you have to be good on the court, but you have to be good off it. You have to get more mature. You have to listen to the coach, trust the coach, trust your teammates, and not be selfish. We wouldn’t gain anything from me sitting on the bench pouting or being mad.
”We had been in a bit of a slump for a week or so with two losses, so we needed this win to get our confidence back up. Games are going to get more and more intense as we get into the last month of the schedule, and we needed to get going back in the right direction. I’m just glad we won. Nothing else matters.”
PSA led 20-12 at the end of the first quarter, then 37-28 at the half. It was 60-56 with two-and-a-half minutes to play when the Mustangs regrouped during a timeout, with plenty of positive “We can do this” in the huddle. And they did, overcoming a questionable call that went against them in the final minute, and Ines Goryanova and Genevive Wedemeyer both went two-for-two from the free throw line to seal the win.
Goryanova finished with 22 points, five steals, and four assists, while Wedemeyer had 10 points and played baseline-to-baseline lockdown defense on Tilton’s talented point guard.
Wednesday, PSA got caught looking ahead to the Tilton matchup and dropped a 61-54 decision to a game Busche Academy. Janeya Grant had 24 points and Astou Ndeye finished with nine points and seven rebounds in that one.
Stephen Nalbandian
Sports Information Director
Putnam Science Academy


Top Winner
Putnam Rotary President Missy Meyers, left, presents the Ring a Ding Trophy to Paige Perry from Putnam High School.

Salvation Army and Interact Bell-Ringers both win
PUTNAM — It was a win-win campaign. The Putnam Rotary Club’s Interact Club and its student helpers had a friendly competition going as they rang bells for the local Salvation Army. And all that work netted the Salvation Army nearly $14,000 and that money stays local.
The bell-ringing season ends each year with a Salvation Army/Interact Pizza Party where the individuals and the schools who put in the most hours ringing bells are honored. It’s a friendly competition.
Debbie White, service extension coordinator for the Salvation Army, thanked all the volunteers who took part in the 2022 kettle campaign. The bells were ringing for four weekends before Christmas.
The schools represented were: The Woodstock Academy, Putnam High School, Tourtellotte Memorial High School, Killingly High School, Marianapolis Prep School, Harvard H. Ellis Tech, EO Smith, Ashford School, Pomfret School, Rectory School and Assumption School.
The schools with the most bell-ringing hours were:
Third place - Putnam High School - 55 hours; second place - Tourtellotte Memorial High School - 66 hours; and first place – The Woodstock Academy with 172 hours.
The winners for the student with the most bell-ringing hours were:
Third place - Gabriell Cerasiello - 8 hours; second place - Carter Payne, Alyssa Thompson, Caitlin Mercer, Eoin Mercer (team) - 9 hours; and first place – Paige Perry – Putnam High School - 13 hours.


Looking for volleyball  players
The annual Putnam Lions Volleyball Challenge (PLVC) will be held March 18 and March 19 at the Pomfret School Strong Fieldhouse and the Lions are looking for teams and sponsors.
The fieldhouse boasts four courts guaranteeing that all teams remain active, spread apart and in continual competition.
The tournament is the Lions Club’s largest fund-raising event of the year and is a fun challenge for volleyball players of all levels. It features two coed divisions, one on March 18 for serious competitors and one on March 19 for corporate and recreational players.
Anyone who wishes more information or would like to become a sponsor or enter a team should contact Lion Mike Hanrahan at (860) 933-5793 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners of each division in addition to the coveted PLVC traveling trophy to the winners March 19. Players will receive complimentary food, beverages and snacks and will be entered in several drawings.  



The building under the kiosk structure in Miller Park received some paint and will be painted white in the spring. In addition to the sign for the park, the area below the park proper was fenced in with a privacy screen. Linda Lemmon photo.

Town crews installed fence posts, followed by a privacy screen, according to Parks and Rec Director Willie Bousquet. It will help beautify the area to the side and below the park space. The side wall of the “under” building has been primed and the door replaced and it will be painted in the spring — white so it matches the rest of the “kiosk” structure above it, in the park proper.
A sign promoting the park was also installed last week. It is box shaped so that it hides the electrical pole there.
Bousquet said the town is “making progress” on the plaques and maps that were on the kiosks walls. Those were all removed and a “good deeds” crew of Centreville Bank managers sanded and repainted the walls last year.
Bousquet said a River Trail map will return to its home there. When the trail is completed, pushing through to Thompson, the map will be redone/replaced. In addition, new plaques explaining the park and a replica of Robert “Bob” Miller’s Putnam High School Wall of Honor plaque will go up on the kiosk walls.
Bousquet said the Miller family has helped with the restoration project.


Legal Notice
Tax Collector’s Office
Legal Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the Town and Fire District of Pomfret that the Supplemental Motor Vehicle and second installment of Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills on the Grand List of October 1, 2021 are DUE AND PAYABLE January 1, 2023.
The last day to pay without penalty is February 1, 2023.  Per State Statute, interest will be charged at 18% annually (1.5% per month), with a minimum charge of $2.00 per entity (the Town and Fire District are separate entities) on all delinquent payments postmarked February 2, 2023 or later.
Make all checks payable to Pomfret Tax Collector and mail to:  Pomfret Tax Collector, 5 Haven Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259.  If a receipt is desired, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.  For more information or to pay online, go to  
Tax Office Hours are:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The Town Hall is closed on Fridays.  If you have any questions, please call 860-974-0394.  
Pamela N. Gaumond, CCMC Tax Collector
Town & Fire District of Pomfret
Dec. 22, 2022
Jan. 5, 2023
Jan. 26, 2023

Legal Notice
Town of Putnam
Putnam Special Services District
(860) 963-6800
The second installment of taxes, due to the Town of Putnam and Special Service District on the Grand List of October 1, 2021, is due and payable on January 1, 2023, through February 1, 2023.
Payments made after February 1, 2023 will be subject to an interest charge of 3 percent (1½ percent  per month) or $2.00 minimum per Town and $2.00 minimum per District (where applicable), whichever is higher, according to Connecticut State Statute, SEC. 12-146.
 Mail must be postmarked no later than
February 1, 2023, to avoid interest charges.
Bills may be paid online at or at our outside drop box
Supplemental Motor Vehicle bills will be due in full during January.
Supplemental Motor Vehicle bills are for vehicles registered between October 2, 2021 and July 31, 2022.
If anyone is having financial problems, please contact our office anytime.  We will be glad to work with you on a payment arrangement.
Tax Window Office hours
8:30am – 4:15pm Monday through Wednesday
8am-5:45pm Thursday
8am-12:45pm Friday

New Address:
Town of Putnam Municipal Complex
200 School Street
Putnam CT 06260

Dec. 29, 2022
Jan. 5, 2023
Jan. 26, 2023

Legal Notice
Town of Pomfret
Notice is hereby given that a certified copy of the audit of the Town of Pomfret for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022, prepared by King, King & Associates, P.C., 170 Holabird Avenue, Winsted, Connecticut 06098, was filed in the Office of the Town Clerk of Pomfret on January 17, 2023.  In compliance with the requirements of section 7-394 of the Connecticut Statutes, said audit is on file for public inspection in said office at Five Haven Road, Pomfret Center, Connecticut.

Dated at Pomfret,
This 17th day
of January 2023

Sandy A. Arcayan,
Assistant Town Clerk
Town of Pomfret

Jan. 26, 2023


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